The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to get involved in the ‘Baby Kate’ murder trial. That clears the way for the trial to proceed with Judge Peter Wadel. An order was issued Wednesday declining to hear an appeal by Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette that was looking to replace Judge Wadel.
Katherine Phillips, also know as ‘Baby Kate’ disappeared in 2011 from the Ludington area. Her body has yet to be found.
Sean Phillips will stand trial for the murder. He is currently serving a prison term of 10 to 15 years for unlawful imprisonment of his daughter, ‘Baby Kate’. He was convicted by a Mason County jury in April of 2012.